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Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences Archives

Tracking the aging brain

Jun. 6, 2022—The macrostructure — volume, area and length — of the brain’s white matter is useful for studying aging and could be a sensitive marker for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Vanderbilt researchers reported.

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Davis named section chief of Breast Imaging

May. 10, 2022—Katie Davis, DO, assistant professor of Radiology, has been named section chief of Breast Imaging, a position she has held in an interim capacity since 2021.

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Allen named Imaging Clinical Service Center medical director

Apr. 28, 2022—Laveil Allen, MD, has been named executive medical director of the Imaging Clinical Service Center, effective May 1.

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Women in Radiology program boosts department diversity in five-year study

Mar. 8, 2022—Vanderbilt research found that structuring a program to intentionally support women radiologists leads to improved workplace gender equity and career satisfaction for women.

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PET imaging probe for Alzheimer’s disease

Feb. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers report on a new PET imaging probe that will be useful for exploring Alzheimer’s disease pathology.

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Spinal cord stimulator implants helping ease chronic pain

Feb. 24, 2022—Specialists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center implanted 130 spinal cord stimulators last year to help ease patients' chronic pain.

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VUMC’s Smith elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

Feb. 24, 2022—Vanderbilt's Seth Smith, PhD, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

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The power of white matter

Nov. 11, 2021—Using a novel analysis of fMRI data, Vanderbilt researchers discovered intriguing patterns of signals in the brain’s white matter, the “conduit” for relaying signals between different brain regions.

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New Clinician Spotlight: Catherine Phillips

Nov. 3, 2021—  Catherine Phillips, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center from Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She began seeing patients in July. “We are thrilled to recruit Dr. Phillips back to Vanderbilt from her role as chief of Ultrasound at Brigham and Women’s Hospital,” said Reed Omary, MD, MS, Carol D....

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Froehler elected a second time to surgery society board

Sep. 9, 2021—For a second consecutive year, Vanderbilt's Michael Froehler, MD, PhD, has been elected a member of the board of directors of the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS).

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White matter and schizophrenia

Sep. 2, 2021—Patients with schizophrenia have functional changes in the white matter of the brain, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered, which may contribute to impaired working memory and processing speed.

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Radiology Hosts DEI Week, Announces $1 Million Endowment

Aug. 11, 2021—The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences recently hosted its inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Week, featuring in-person and livestreamed presentations and panel discussions focused on the relationship between medicine and DEI. Leaders from Vanderbilt University, Yale University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Maryland and several other health care systems led the nuanced discussions.

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